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Google's Nexus 7 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions

It looks as though Google was a little sloppy when it comes to protecting the assets for its upcoming Google I/O conference. An image of the company's Nexus 7 tablet was leaked ahead of schedule along with the full specs for the device.
The Nexus 7 (which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) is made by ASUS, comes with a 7" IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 (216 PPI), and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces and is available in 8GB and 16GB versions. All the features that you would expect from a modern tablet are included like a 1.2MP front-facing camera, NFC, an accelerometer, GPS, Bluetooth, and 802.11n wireless.
The Nexus 7 can operate for up to 9 hours (300 hours stanby) thanks to its 4325 mAh battery.

The Nexus 7 also packs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but since that hasn't been officially announced yet, we'll provide an update to this piece when those details are revealed. In addition, pricing hasn’t been released, although we’ve been hearing $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version.
One bonus that is being included with each Nexus 7 purchase – for a limited time – is the inclusion of $25 in credit to use at the Google Play Store. 

Source: The Verge

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Interesting lack of
By AEvangel on 6/27/2012 1:44:22 PM , Rating: 2
Micro SD slot??

RE: Interesting lack of
By MadMan007 on 6/27/2012 1:58:53 PM , Rating: 2
More like 'deal breaker' than 'interesting' to me.

SD expansion is most definitely one of "the features that you would expect from a modern tablet" (Apple gets away without one of course, but that's Apple).

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 2:23:31 PM , Rating: 2
No MicroSD hurts me a bit too but I'm going to get it anyways. I'll just have to figure out a way around the storage issue.

RE: Interesting lack of
By mcnabney on 6/27/2012 3:14:12 PM , Rating: 2
No micro-SD moved this from buy two at launch to already looking for other options.

RE: Interesting lack of
By agsn on 6/27/2012 3:42:06 PM , Rating: 2
Agree, what's the point of a portable media tablet with 8 GB memory. The most likely use for this "WIFI" tablet is reading/photos/music/video/Games. My photos take up 5 GB, my music close to 3GB, My audio books take up 4GB, Video 6 GB, Books 1 GB, and add a couple of movie's that an added 2-6 GB, what about games and apps add 4 GB?
A tablet that is "Wifi only" cannot have an option not to expand to a minimum of 32 GB, or at least have 32 GB as non expandable. what is any one supposed to use this for. only reading books and viewing some internet quality photos?.
This is really silly of Google, very silly.

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 3:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
There's a 16GB version too but I see your point. I have a Galaxy Nexus with 32GB and no microSD but with most of my stuff on the cloud, I use VERY little space (26GB free) on this one compared to my old HTC Incredible with 16GB onboard plus another 16GB microSD that was nearly filled. My only issue was I wanted to be able to store a fair amount of movies on it for when I go camping. I guess I'll either have to compress the crap out of them or figure something else out. Regardless, I've been wanting a 7" Asus tablet for a while now and I consider it a bonus getting one with pure Jelly Bean on it.

RE: Interesting lack of
By fteoath64 on 6/28/2012 5:38:16 AM , Rating: 2
To go camping. Get a Seagate wireless disk and it has 500GB worth of storage. But you might have to find a solar charger if you have no access to mains power for charging. Or bring along a large 3rd-party usb battery that can charge you device for a few days. Extra weight but worth it!.

RE: Interesting lack of
By EnzoFX on 6/27/2012 4:24:05 PM , Rating: 2
Stream your stuff. Done.

RE: Interesting lack of
By SPOOFE on 6/27/2012 4:39:29 PM , Rating: 2
Unacceptable for many; too tired of wireless hiccups or just plain lousy reception. Great option for "in the home doin' stuff" but to my mind that's very limiting for a tablet; that battery life wants to be used, not plugged in all day.

RE: Interesting lack of
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:28:14 PM , Rating: 2
Wifi is fine. We have a Kindle Fire too and works great wherever there's wifi. My wife has no issues streaming Netflix when she's getting nails done or etc.

RE: Interesting lack of
By AEvangel on 6/28/2012 9:35:36 AM , Rating: 2
As long as you have access to WiFi, on my bus ride everyday while they provide free WiFi the bandwidth is horrible, I can barely stream music over it much less Netflix.

By lexluthermiester on 7/2/2012 6:51:21 AM , Rating: 2
No, Apple doesn't "get away" way with anything because those of us whom consider a lack of storage expansion and replaceable battery deal-breakers. Thus we don't buy Apple products... As amazing as this thing is at $200/$250, the lack of an sd slot and user removable battery make it a no go.

I have yet to buy a tablet of any kind for these very reasons. And when makers pull their collective heads out and include these features for a reasonable price, I'll get one. Until then, my notebook does just fine.

Asus ftw
By AMDftw on 6/27/2012 12:53:50 PM , Rating: 5
Always builds a great product.

RE: Asus ftw
By StevoLincolnite on 6/27/2012 1:20:55 PM , Rating: 2
Not always... The Asus PCI-E wifi adapters are horrible for performance.

I do like the Asus motherboards though and owned a few monitors which were fine despite bein TN panels.

RE: Asus ftw
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 1:33:49 PM , Rating: 2
Excellent!!!! I was hoping the rumors were true. Now just need some more details about the units themselves and pricing.

RE: Asus ftw
By Jedi2155 on 6/27/2012 1:36:21 PM , Rating: 2
They have some good engineers. Managers, maybe not so much.

RE: Asus ftw
By BugblatterIII on 6/27/2012 3:18:29 PM , Rating: 1
I've got a Transformer Prime and Asus is a long way from nailing tablets.

Launched over six months ago and it's still very unstable, slow and has pitiful IO speeds. They keep releasing updates, which is good, but the updates seem to benefit some and make it worse for others.

I don't know whether it's down to Asus, Tegra 3 or ICS but there are other devices with Tegra 3 and ICS that don't have these issues.

I've long liked their products in other areas, notably motherboards, but I feel let down with the Prime.

No memory spec listed?
By One43637 on 6/27/2012 1:55:35 PM , Rating: 2
If this can really get to 9 hours of video and has 1GB of RAM I might get it.

I wish they stated how much RAM and if there's an SD card slot available.

RE: No memory spec listed?
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 2:24:33 PM , Rating: 2
All the specs are out now. DT hasn't updated this article yet.

RE: No memory spec listed?
By One43637 on 6/27/2012 4:45:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yep just saw that on other sites. 1GB confirmed, no SD card slot.

Sad, I will probably pass and wait for the Nexus 10 or if the Surface Pro isn't priced too high.

RE: No memory spec listed?
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:29:08 PM , Rating: 2
Surface Pro is going to be expensive. Think iPad.

By Nortel on 6/27/2012 1:42:28 PM , Rating: 1
Who exactly is clamoring for a 7 inch tablet? It's too big to fit in a pocket and unnecessarily small. Do they not know there are 10 inch tablets out there?

RE: target
By SPOOFE on 6/27/2012 1:48:42 PM , Rating: 4
Who's clamoring for a $200 tablet that isn't made by no-name rinky-dinks with no support, QC, or history of making anything worth a damn?

RE: target
By othercents on 6/27/2012 2:41:30 PM , Rating: 3
***Kindle Fire***

There is a large market for good quality 7" tablets. The 10" tablet is just too large for my daughter to use, however she likes the 7". Many people I work with would rather use a 7" table on the train to work than a 10" tablet especially if they are planning to read. Battery life is longer and weight is less. They also work well in your computer bag or purse vs a 10" will require more space (I can't fit a 10" in my computer bag).

There are plenty of times the extra screen size makes a difference especially with movies, however so does a 42" LED TV. Not many of us are going to replace our TVs for tablets, but what the tablet does can be done with 7" just was well as 10".

RE: target
By Pirks on 6/27/12, Rating: -1
Unimpressed here.
By MrBlastman on 6/27/2012 1:49:50 PM , Rating: 1
I don't know the pricing yet on Microsoft's slate but these specs by Google make me yawn.

RE: Unimpressed here.
By kleinma on 6/27/2012 2:57:43 PM , Rating: 2
Surface will be priced in the iPad range. This device from Google seems more in line with a reader first, tablet second, like the kindle fire.

RE: Unimpressed here.
By One43637 on 6/27/2012 4:43:15 PM , Rating: 2
I would be shocked if the Pro was in the 500-600 USD range. The RT probably, but the Pro and it's ultrabook usability, I would guess is around the 800-900 USD.

RE: Unimpressed here.
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:31:14 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't be surprised at $800-900 but I think it'll be a little cheaper. I really think Microsoft intends to do what their partners can't (or won't). And even if it turns out that it is $800-900, I still think it's worth that. $700 would be MUCH easier to swallow though.

By mckinney on 6/27/2012 5:28:09 PM , Rating: 2

Plastic? I would love to see a car that he calls the "Highest Quality".

I think between the new Surface, and the Ipad 3, Schmidt needs a quality lesson.

It doesnt compete with the Ipad, it competes with the Kindle Fire.

By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:32:55 PM , Rating: 2
It doesnt compete with the Ipad, it competes with the Kindle Fire.
How does ANY 7" tablet compete with the iPad? I hear this crap all the time by "news" media. Are these people retarded?

By theapparition on 6/28/2012 10:23:02 AM , Rating: 2
Plastic doesn't mean low quality.

FWIW, many of the most expensive cars forgo metal for more high tech plastics and composites.

There's plenty of applications where I can engineer plastic to be better than most any metal for an application.

Missing items
By mavricxx on 6/27/2012 6:05:52 PM , Rating: 2
I wish this table had a full sized SD card slot and HDMI out. How else can we transfer our pics from our camera to FB?

RE: Missing items
By Spuke on 6/27/2012 6:33:46 PM , Rating: 2
How else can we transfer our pics from our camera to FB?
With the USB port just like every other Android phone and tablet.

RE: Missing items
By BruceLeet on 6/28/2012 5:42:29 AM , Rating: 2
By uploading via the <favorite pic service> app?

Are you veheeemently retarded?

iPad better watchout!.
By fteoath64 on 6/28/2012 5:31:15 AM , Rating: 2
This tablet can easily be customized for kids and is priced more family friendly. It is going to be a serious competitor to the iPad market as parents will now get this rather than an iPad!. Especially for kids. The lack of cellular radio is actually a good thing!.

I can see Apple going into denial over this. Just wait until the holiday season when Google pushes 20 million or more of this tablet into the market. AT this price, a lot of high-end Android owners will get one just to consume the web more effectively. The battery life is decent and the screen seemed excellent and its formfactor and weight is just RIGHT. Anything 10 inches is way too bog for portability. Check out how many people leaves their iPads at home rather than bringing it out. Reason : Too big, too heavy for about town usage.

RE: iPad better watchout!.
By Pirks on 6/28/2012 3:05:11 PM , Rating: 2
Well, RIM has already failed to do any dent in iPad sales with their $200 Playbook that's way better OS-wise than crapdroid. Expect this Google tablet follow the same sad fate, if not worse. I'd be surprised if they sell more units than Playbook

By SpartanJet on 6/27/2012 4:31:20 PM , Rating: 2
This is like the iphone of tablets, I can't get over the amount of bezel especially for a small 7" screen.

hahaha :)))
By Pirks on 6/27/2012 4:38:42 PM , Rating: 2
EVERY time Google brings an update to the platform the first announcement is they have found a way to stop the

By Michaelquerty on 6/27/2012 11:45:58 PM , Rating: 2
For $200 it seems really nice, I'll prolly get one as an introductory tablet.
BTW, It's $200, not a cutting edge device because it's $200.

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